Applicant Anxiety: Examining the sex‐linked anxiety coping theory in job interview contexts

  title={Applicant Anxiety: Examining the sex‐linked anxiety coping theory in job interview contexts},
  author={Justin R. Feeney and Julie M. McCarthy and Richard D. Goffin},
  journal={International Journal of Selection and Assessment},
The Sex-linked Anxiety Coping Theory (SCT) suggests that anxiety should relate to performance more strongly for males than females. In Study 1, we examined how the theory applied to five interview anxiety dimensions (appearance anxiety, behavioral anxiety, communication anxiety, performance anxiety, and social anxiety) using actual job applicants. In general, females reported higher levels of each type of interview anxiety than did males. However, consistent with SCT, Overall Interview Anxiety… 

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